Coonawarra Australia Premium Mixed Wine - 6 Pack Value
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Coonawarra Australia Premium Mixed Wine - 6 Pack Value

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Discover the renowned flavors of Coonawarra, South Australia, with our premium red mixed, offered in a 6 pack value. Indulge in the rich and distinctive taste of red wines, thoughtfully curated from this esteemed wine region. Conveniently packaged in a 6-pack, this collection offers exceptional value for wine enthusiasts.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2015 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

93/100 - The Real Review
91/100 - Qwine (2014 vintage)
95/100 - Wine Showcase Magazine (2013 vintage)
90/100 'Top Value' Huon Hooke (2013 vintage)
GOLD - Wine Showcase Magazine (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Limestone Coast Wine Show (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Melbourne International Wine Show (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Cairns Wine Show (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Great Australia Shiraz Challenge (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Rutherglen Wine Show (2013 vintage)
4 STARS - Winestate Magazine (2013 vintage)
Recommended - the Real Review (2013 vintage)

The Real Review "Deep garnet-red colour with crimson edges. Classic, still fresh Coonawarra notes of tobacco leaf, roasted nuts (oak), soy and spiced blackcurrants. The soft whisper of bottle-age complexity. Fruit is pristine and showing secondary charms. Oak-derived vanilla and nuts just blurring it a little. Sensational value for a wine of this age and quality"

QWine "...this is a Shiraz with great depth and presence... sure to please. Terrific value it must be said. Released with six years of bottle age already under its belt, blue and dark fruits, earthy feels and dark chocolate make a statement early. Add cloves and well handled oak (a mix of American and French for 24 months) and it's a very tidy drink. Fine spices shimmer on a long and dense finish. Steak night please". (2014 Vintage)

Huon Hooke “It's full-bodied and drinking well now. A serious glass of red......Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a shy, reserved bouquet, which suggests fumey red fruits, older wood and some forward-development. The palate is drying, savoury and well-coated with supple tannin, the structure is in balance with the flavour and indicates it still has a cellaring future.” (2014 Vintage)

The Winemaker "The palate is soft & youthful with great length. This wine has great longevity & will reward cellaring for 5-10 years. This wine was matured in a combination of new American & second use French oak, giving rise to the intense mocha & hints of licorice. This is complemented with the rich mulberry fruit & touch of fruitcake spice." (2014 Vintage)

Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernets are grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir...

1 x Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ~ Coonawarra South Australia

95/100 Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) (2018 vintage)
91/100 Huon Hooke (2017 vintage
96/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)
89/100 Robert Parker (2015 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery

Winemaker "The wine is dark magenta in colour, with a deep ruby red hue. Mint, eucalypt, dark fruit with savoury, toasty aromas are paired with a fresh, structured palate of mint and cassis supported by classic mulberry and plum characters. Fine tannins and good length."

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) "Pristine blackcurrant and bay leaf flavours come whispered with toasty, cedar wood oak. Truth is though that it tastes of Coonawarra and of cabernet sauvignon and of not much else, in the best of ways. Essence of the variety and of the region. It draws confidently through the palate and is satisfying and then some through the finish."

James Halliday "Powerful, rich, concentrated, complex and - as is the wont of cabernet sauvignon - may bite you with tannins or some other painful lesson. Well, that doesn't apply here, because the wine has too much in its favour as it rolls out endless velvety carpets for your teeth to rest on." (2016 Vintage)

James Suckling "The depth of blackcurrant aromas and flavors here is impressive. Focused and powerful palate. Drink or hold. Screw cap." (2016 Vintage)

Huon Hooke "Very deep, brilliant purple/red colour with a pungent leafy, minty, cassis bouquet, the palate bright with crisp refreshing acidity and firm but balanced tannins, the finish smooth and gently pleasing. It’s very much a fresh, bright-fruit style of cabernet. The acidity is on the high side. Peppermint echoes on the aftertaste." (2016 Vintage)

James Halliday "This hits the bullseye, a great example of the synergy between place and variety. Its colour is good, as is the bouquet, and that arrow arrives the moment the wine enters the mouth. It has waves of luscious, juicy red and black fruits that fill every corner of the palate, tannins and oak doing the job expected of them." (2015 Vintage)

Robert Parker "The medium-bodied 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon features opening aromas of mint or eucalyptus, cassis and maybe even a trace of pickle brine. Crisp, tangy, open-knit and easy, it's a solid representative of the region, loaded with flavor, even if it lacks a bit of refinement. It should drink well through 2025." (2015 Vintage)

Aus Cellar Door "Long regarded as one of Australia's finest Cabernet makers, Majella consistently deliver a top line example of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 Majella Cabernet Sauvignon is again in fine form; rich and juicy with plum, blackberry fruits and fruitcake-like flavours all on offer on this complex palate. As ever the finish is long with wonderful, soft grainy tannins offering excellent structure." (2015 Vintage)

Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dave Brookes) ~ "... the winery consistently produces some of the best wines in Coonawarra. At the top end, they tend to be opulent and plushly fruited with beautifully judged use of oak. At the entry level, they burst with fruit and are good value for money." (2015 Vintage)

Wine Spectator ~ "AUSTRALIA'S EDGE. How the land Down Under scores so well with so many wines. It's about the producers, big and small, that make value a priority without sacrificing quality. It's about wineries like Majella..." (2015 Vintage)

The Winemaker ~ "The palate is complex, with rich plum, blackberries and cassis flavours, well balanced tannins and fine oak with a long finish." (2014 Vintage)

Majella is one of the most awarded small Australian wineries. It is family owned and based in the famous Coonawarra wine region of South Australia. The Coonawarra wine region is characterised by its soils, known far and wide as “terra rossa” - literally “red earth”.

The Coonawarra “terra Rossa” forms a long, linear shape, little more that 20km long, and in parts only a few kilometres wide.

This soil is regarded as one of the premium viticultural soils of the world and Majella is fortunate that its vineyards are situated on the eastern edge of this famous “red strip”.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Two Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

90/100 Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 
93/100 The Real Review (2016 vintage)
93/100 The Real Review (2015 vintage)
93/100 The Real Review (2014 vintage)

Current and past awards:
GOLD - AUSTRALIAN WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE
GOLD - Sydney International TOP100 2018/2019
GOLD - Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2018
SILVER - James Halliday Cabernet Challenge
SILVER - Rurtherglen Wine Show 2018
SILVER - National Cool Climate Wine Show 2019
94 Points - Wineshowcase Magazine " New Release " 2018
93 Points - Huon Hooke " The Real Review " 2018
4.5 STARS - Winestate Magazine
4 STARS - Winestate Limestone Coast Wine Show
BRONZE - Sydney Royal KPMG 2018
BRONZE - Cairns Wine Show 2018
BRONZE - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2018
93 PTS - THE REAL REVIEW (2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages)

Jane Faulkner “Stylish new labels and a new name Two Blocks, which replaces the estate range. Shame about adopting new heavy bottles. A solid wine with a core of rich, ripe fruit layered with oak. Fruit flavours have taken a back seat as savoury ones come to the fore with hazelnut skin tannins standing firm.” (2018 Vintage)

Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The Estate is now managed by his son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape varieties. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

1 x Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2021 ~ Coonawarra South Australia

90/100 Houn Hooke (2020 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
92/100 Gary Walsh (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter (2008 vintage)
93/100 Tyson Stelzer (2006 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker (2006 vintage)
92/100 Collin Mattison (2005 vintage)
Bronze - James Halliday (2005 vintage)

International Judge's Award (2010 vintage)

Previous vintages have rated highly

James Halliday, 5 Star Winery.

David Zyw "...it is a glorious awakening to a new way to enjoy sparkling"

Houn Hooke "Deep red/purple colour, with a youthful aroma of tobacco and cassis aromas, the palate sweet and fruity and big on berry flavours that suggest there's some cabernet in the wine. Or is it just the Coonawarra terroir? A bold and hearty sparkling red with firm but balanced tannins and a clean finish." (2020 vintage)

Winemaker "The robe is a vibrant dark red with bright ruby hue. The nose exhibits attractive fresh plum, raspberry, & blackberry aromas. On its complex palate, it is smooth, balanced, & luscious revealing black fruit characters with spice hints properly framed by gentle tannins carrying through to a generous finish." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker "Deep garnet colored, the 2006 Sparkling Shiraz offers notes of ripe cherries and warm blackberries with some anise, dark chocolate and baking spices. The full bodied palate has a touch of sweetness countered by crisp acidity and fine bubbles. Rich and concentrated with a nice suggestion of velvety texture, it has a long finish with lingering notes of black pepper and licorice. Catching-up with owner Brian Lynn recently, in addition to his current releases I tasted through verticals of Majella’s Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and The Malleea to track the evolution of the styles. The results go to show, it certainly pays to put a few bottles of these well constructed wines away." (2006 vintage)

James Halliday "Full-bodied, complex and rich; ripe fruit, and definitely needs food. Disgorged" (2005 vintage)

Majella Winemakers Comments "The colour is a vibrant dark red with a bright ruby hue. Exhibiting a fine bead with attractive fresh plum, raspberry and blackberry aromas with similar black fruit characters and a hint of spice on the complex palate, which is smooth, balanced and luscious with gentle tannins and a generous finish." (2005 vintage)

Tyson Stelzer "Another glorious Majella Sparkling Shiraz greets the world ........... Like every Majella red, it’s a tribute to the finely manicured estate vines of one of Australia’s most celebrated vineyards, layered with plum and dark berry fruit and just the right touch of dark chocolate oak." (2005 vintage)

Sparkling red wines are a great Australian tradition, and along with other wineries, Majella has kept the tradition alive with their very popular sparkling Shiraz.

Majella Sparkling Shiraz is bottled fermented on "lees" for just on 24 months. The wine is then disgorged and a small amount of "liqueur" (sweetener) is added. In true Aussie tradition some fantastic vintage port is used as the sweetener.

Majella is one of the most awarded small wineries in Australia. Critics consistently rate vintages of this sparkling Coonawarra wine highly.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Methode Cabernet Eucalypt 2021 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia

93/100 Mike Bennie
91/100 Q Wine
Bronze - Erin Larkin
Bronze - Huon Hooke

Mike Bennie "It’s such a compelling wine, you hound the glass, yes, eucalyptus is distinct, almost resinous to taste, but cabernet fruit and tannin are up to task and it feels like serious seasoning rather than gimmick. Peppermint, plum, tense sheath of tannin, pepper, dark chocolate jostle with that gum leaf seasoning. Texture is superb, length is too. Not a curio, a fantastic expression."

Erin Larkin "...This is certainly leafy, minty cabernet, and the power of suggestion is strong – I am literally searching for eucalypt. It is inchoate, berry laden and nice, ............ Packaged in a cool squat bottle, sealed under diam and colourful wax. Grapes planted within 50m of a row of gum trees were harvested, pressed with stems and wild fermented. Basket pressed and transferred to old oak puncheons. The theory was to test the hypothesis that vineyards amongst gumtrees uptake the aroma and character of their environment."

Huon Hooke "Very deep, dark colour with purple and black tints, the bouquet sweetly gumleafy and lifted, the palate again minty and it has that slightly raw edge of minty wines. The wine is intended to showcase the eucalyptus character and make a feature of it, and it succeeds. The tannins are light but somewhat firm; the fruit is front and centre."

Winemaker "The eucalypt flavour this year is quite pronounced when you first smell it, but then quickly develops into a luscious cherry raspberry character. You pick up the hint of eucalypt, then the fruit flavours come through after that. Méthode Eucalypt has more acidity this year than it did in 2020. I think it is overall better balanced, with the fruit, acidity and alcohol in quite a good balance with the eucalyptus a little more in the background. It is slightly lower alcohol, and feels softer and perhaps a bit more savoury to me. It reminds me a lot of a Grenache with that spicy drinking red fruit character. I’m really excited about it."

Boutique Wine Show "Balanced minty/Eucalyptus aromas and flavours add to the Cabernet Sauvignon’s complexity, creating a uniquely Australian wine. It is a wine that expresses terroir in the true sense of the word."

Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. The region's prime Terra Rossa land, which has a reddish-brown topsoil over a thick layer of soft limestone, covers a narrow strip only 12 kilometres long. The reddish colour of the soil is caused by iron-oxide (rust) formations in the clay. Vineyards on this soil benefit from good drainage and nutrient-holding capacity. It is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil. Coonawarra is an Aboriginal word meaning "Honeysuckle". It is about 380 km southeast of Adelaide, close to the border with Victoria.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Methode Cabernet Nouveau 2021 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia

90/100 James Suckling
Bronze - Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion

James Suckling "An assortment of techniques to arrive at an early-release and early-drinking style of cabernet that offers a light, red-toned fruit core with sweet, red perfume and fresh-herb notes. The palate has a fine, lightly fleshy feel with elegant, smooth redcurrant flavors."

Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion " Love the concept."....Cool little squat bottle here, and an early release cabernet (if the 'Nouveau' didn't give it away...)...This is surprisingly savoury, leafy and herbal (like a tincture, with amaro mountain herbs, garden mint and medicinal arnica), with a hint of mouse that emerges and plumes through the finish."

Winemaker "This wine sits perfectly in the 'Chilled Red' category, you might see this referenced as CR on a wine list. Putting a red wine in the fridge is certainly not a new thing, but it has seen a re-emergence in the last couple of years. As per the 2020 vintage, this wine is made to enjoy young — it's a soft, approachable twist on a classic variety....If you do want to chill this wine, simply treat it like you would a Rosé or Light White (eg. Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc). An approachable take on a classic that will make you question the variety and challenge your perceptions.

Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines.

Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. The region's prime Terra Rossa land, which has a reddish-brown topsoil over a thick layer of soft limestone, covers a narrow strip only 12 kilometres long. The reddish colour of the soil is caused by iron-oxide (rust) formations in the clay. Vineyards on this soil benefit from good drainage and nutrient-holding capacity. It is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil. Coonawarra is an Aboriginal word meaning "Honeysuckle". It is about 380 km southeast of Adelaide, close to the border with Victoria.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

Discover the renowned flavors of Coonawarra, South Australia, with our premium red mixed, offered in a 6 pack value. Indulge in the rich and distinctive taste of red wines, thoughtfully curated from this esteemed wine region. Conveniently packaged in a 6-pack, this collection offers exceptional value for wine enthusiasts.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2015 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

93/100 - The Real Review
91/100 - Qwine (2014 vintage)
95/100 - Wine Showcase Magazine (2013 vintage)
90/100 'Top Value' Huon Hooke (2013 vintage)
GOLD - Wine Showcase Magazine (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Limestone Coast Wine Show (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Melbourne International Wine Show (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Cairns Wine Show (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Great Australia Shiraz Challenge (2013 vintage)
BRONZE - Rutherglen Wine Show (2013 vintage)
4 STARS - Winestate Magazine (2013 vintage)
Recommended - the Real Review (2013 vintage)

The Real Review "Deep garnet-red colour with crimson edges. Classic, still fresh Coonawarra notes of tobacco leaf, roasted nuts (oak), soy and spiced blackcurrants. The soft whisper of bottle-age complexity. Fruit is pristine and showing secondary charms. Oak-derived vanilla and nuts just blurring it a little. Sensational value for a wine of this age and quality"

QWine "...this is a Shiraz with great depth and presence... sure to please. Terrific value it must be said. Released with six years of bottle age already under its belt, blue and dark fruits, earthy feels and dark chocolate make a statement early. Add cloves and well handled oak (a mix of American and French for 24 months) and it's a very tidy drink. Fine spices shimmer on a long and dense finish. Steak night please". (2014 Vintage)

Huon Hooke “It's full-bodied and drinking well now. A serious glass of red......Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a shy, reserved bouquet, which suggests fumey red fruits, older wood and some forward-development. The palate is drying, savoury and well-coated with supple tannin, the structure is in balance with the flavour and indicates it still has a cellaring future.” (2014 Vintage)

The Winemaker "The palate is soft & youthful with great length. This wine has great longevity & will reward cellaring for 5-10 years. This wine was matured in a combination of new American & second use French oak, giving rise to the intense mocha & hints of licorice. This is complemented with the rich mulberry fruit & touch of fruitcake spice." (2014 Vintage)

Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernets are grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir...

1 x Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ~ Coonawarra South Australia

95/100 Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) (2018 vintage)
91/100 Huon Hooke (2017 vintage
96/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)
89/100 Robert Parker (2015 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery

Winemaker "The wine is dark magenta in colour, with a deep ruby red hue. Mint, eucalypt, dark fruit with savoury, toasty aromas are paired with a fresh, structured palate of mint and cassis supported by classic mulberry and plum characters. Fine tannins and good length."

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) "Pristine blackcurrant and bay leaf flavours come whispered with toasty, cedar wood oak. Truth is though that it tastes of Coonawarra and of cabernet sauvignon and of not much else, in the best of ways. Essence of the variety and of the region. It draws confidently through the palate and is satisfying and then some through the finish."

James Halliday "Powerful, rich, concentrated, complex and - as is the wont of cabernet sauvignon - may bite you with tannins or some other painful lesson. Well, that doesn't apply here, because the wine has too much in its favour as it rolls out endless velvety carpets for your teeth to rest on." (2016 Vintage)

James Suckling "The depth of blackcurrant aromas and flavors here is impressive. Focused and powerful palate. Drink or hold. Screw cap." (2016 Vintage)

Huon Hooke "Very deep, brilliant purple/red colour with a pungent leafy, minty, cassis bouquet, the palate bright with crisp refreshing acidity and firm but balanced tannins, the finish smooth and gently pleasing. It’s very much a fresh, bright-fruit style of cabernet. The acidity is on the high side. Peppermint echoes on the aftertaste." (2016 Vintage)

James Halliday "This hits the bullseye, a great example of the synergy between place and variety. Its colour is good, as is the bouquet, and that arrow arrives the moment the wine enters the mouth. It has waves of luscious, juicy red and black fruits that fill every corner of the palate, tannins and oak doing the job expected of them." (2015 Vintage)

Robert Parker "The medium-bodied 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon features opening aromas of mint or eucalyptus, cassis and maybe even a trace of pickle brine. Crisp, tangy, open-knit and easy, it's a solid representative of the region, loaded with flavor, even if it lacks a bit of refinement. It should drink well through 2025." (2015 Vintage)

Aus Cellar Door "Long regarded as one of Australia's finest Cabernet makers, Majella consistently deliver a top line example of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 Majella Cabernet Sauvignon is again in fine form; rich and juicy with plum, blackberry fruits and fruitcake-like flavours all on offer on this complex palate. As ever the finish is long with wonderful, soft grainy tannins offering excellent structure." (2015 Vintage)

Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dave Brookes) ~ "... the winery consistently produces some of the best wines in Coonawarra. At the top end, they tend to be opulent and plushly fruited with beautifully judged use of oak. At the entry level, they burst with fruit and are good value for money." (2015 Vintage)

Wine Spectator ~ "AUSTRALIA'S EDGE. How the land Down Under scores so well with so many wines. It's about the producers, big and small, that make value a priority without sacrificing quality. It's about wineries like Majella..." (2015 Vintage)

The Winemaker ~ "The palate is complex, with rich plum, blackberries and cassis flavours, well balanced tannins and fine oak with a long finish." (2014 Vintage)

Majella is one of the most awarded small Australian wineries. It is family owned and based in the famous Coonawarra wine region of South Australia. The Coonawarra wine region is characterised by its soils, known far and wide as “terra rossa” - literally “red earth”.

The Coonawarra “terra Rossa” forms a long, linear shape, little more that 20km long, and in parts only a few kilometres wide.

This soil is regarded as one of the premium viticultural soils of the world and Majella is fortunate that its vineyards are situated on the eastern edge of this famous “red strip”.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Two Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

90/100 Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 
93/100 The Real Review (2016 vintage)
93/100 The Real Review (2015 vintage)
93/100 The Real Review (2014 vintage)

Current and past awards:
GOLD - AUSTRALIAN WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE
GOLD - Sydney International TOP100 2018/2019
GOLD - Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2018
SILVER - James Halliday Cabernet Challenge
SILVER - Rurtherglen Wine Show 2018
SILVER - National Cool Climate Wine Show 2019
94 Points - Wineshowcase Magazine " New Release " 2018
93 Points - Huon Hooke " The Real Review " 2018
4.5 STARS - Winestate Magazine
4 STARS - Winestate Limestone Coast Wine Show
BRONZE - Sydney Royal KPMG 2018
BRONZE - Cairns Wine Show 2018
BRONZE - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2018
93 PTS - THE REAL REVIEW (2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages)

Jane Faulkner “Stylish new labels and a new name Two Blocks, which replaces the estate range. Shame about adopting new heavy bottles. A solid wine with a core of rich, ripe fruit layered with oak. Fruit flavours have taken a back seat as savoury ones come to the fore with hazelnut skin tannins standing firm.” (2018 Vintage)

Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The Estate is now managed by his son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape varieties. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

1 x Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2021 ~ Coonawarra South Australia

90/100 Houn Hooke (2020 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
92/100 Gary Walsh (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter (2008 vintage)
93/100 Tyson Stelzer (2006 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker (2006 vintage)
92/100 Collin Mattison (2005 vintage)
Bronze - James Halliday (2005 vintage)

International Judge's Award (2010 vintage)

Previous vintages have rated highly

James Halliday, 5 Star Winery.

David Zyw "...it is a glorious awakening to a new way to enjoy sparkling"

Houn Hooke "Deep red/purple colour, with a youthful aroma of tobacco and cassis aromas, the palate sweet and fruity and big on berry flavours that suggest there's some cabernet in the wine. Or is it just the Coonawarra terroir? A bold and hearty sparkling red with firm but balanced tannins and a clean finish." (2020 vintage)

Winemaker "The robe is a vibrant dark red with bright ruby hue. The nose exhibits attractive fresh plum, raspberry, & blackberry aromas. On its complex palate, it is smooth, balanced, & luscious revealing black fruit characters with spice hints properly framed by gentle tannins carrying through to a generous finish." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker "Deep garnet colored, the 2006 Sparkling Shiraz offers notes of ripe cherries and warm blackberries with some anise, dark chocolate and baking spices. The full bodied palate has a touch of sweetness countered by crisp acidity and fine bubbles. Rich and concentrated with a nice suggestion of velvety texture, it has a long finish with lingering notes of black pepper and licorice. Catching-up with owner Brian Lynn recently, in addition to his current releases I tasted through verticals of Majella’s Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and The Malleea to track the evolution of the styles. The results go to show, it certainly pays to put a few bottles of these well constructed wines away." (2006 vintage)

James Halliday "Full-bodied, complex and rich; ripe fruit, and definitely needs food. Disgorged" (2005 vintage)

Majella Winemakers Comments "The colour is a vibrant dark red with a bright ruby hue. Exhibiting a fine bead with attractive fresh plum, raspberry and blackberry aromas with similar black fruit characters and a hint of spice on the complex palate, which is smooth, balanced and luscious with gentle tannins and a generous finish." (2005 vintage)

Tyson Stelzer "Another glorious Majella Sparkling Shiraz greets the world ........... Like every Majella red, it’s a tribute to the finely manicured estate vines of one of Australia’s most celebrated vineyards, layered with plum and dark berry fruit and just the right touch of dark chocolate oak." (2005 vintage)

Sparkling red wines are a great Australian tradition, and along with other wineries, Majella has kept the tradition alive with their very popular sparkling Shiraz.

Majella Sparkling Shiraz is bottled fermented on "lees" for just on 24 months. The wine is then disgorged and a small amount of "liqueur" (sweetener) is added. In true Aussie tradition some fantastic vintage port is used as the sweetener.

Majella is one of the most awarded small wineries in Australia. Critics consistently rate vintages of this sparkling Coonawarra wine highly.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Methode Cabernet Eucalypt 2021 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia

93/100 Mike Bennie
91/100 Q Wine
Bronze - Erin Larkin
Bronze - Huon Hooke

Mike Bennie "It’s such a compelling wine, you hound the glass, yes, eucalyptus is distinct, almost resinous to taste, but cabernet fruit and tannin are up to task and it feels like serious seasoning rather than gimmick. Peppermint, plum, tense sheath of tannin, pepper, dark chocolate jostle with that gum leaf seasoning. Texture is superb, length is too. Not a curio, a fantastic expression."

Erin Larkin "...This is certainly leafy, minty cabernet, and the power of suggestion is strong – I am literally searching for eucalypt. It is inchoate, berry laden and nice, ............ Packaged in a cool squat bottle, sealed under diam and colourful wax. Grapes planted within 50m of a row of gum trees were harvested, pressed with stems and wild fermented. Basket pressed and transferred to old oak puncheons. The theory was to test the hypothesis that vineyards amongst gumtrees uptake the aroma and character of their environment."

Huon Hooke "Very deep, dark colour with purple and black tints, the bouquet sweetly gumleafy and lifted, the palate again minty and it has that slightly raw edge of minty wines. The wine is intended to showcase the eucalyptus character and make a feature of it, and it succeeds. The tannins are light but somewhat firm; the fruit is front and centre."

Winemaker "The eucalypt flavour this year is quite pronounced when you first smell it, but then quickly develops into a luscious cherry raspberry character. You pick up the hint of eucalypt, then the fruit flavours come through after that. Méthode Eucalypt has more acidity this year than it did in 2020. I think it is overall better balanced, with the fruit, acidity and alcohol in quite a good balance with the eucalyptus a little more in the background. It is slightly lower alcohol, and feels softer and perhaps a bit more savoury to me. It reminds me a lot of a Grenache with that spicy drinking red fruit character. I’m really excited about it."

Boutique Wine Show "Balanced minty/Eucalyptus aromas and flavours add to the Cabernet Sauvignon’s complexity, creating a uniquely Australian wine. It is a wine that expresses terroir in the true sense of the word."

Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. The region's prime Terra Rossa land, which has a reddish-brown topsoil over a thick layer of soft limestone, covers a narrow strip only 12 kilometres long. The reddish colour of the soil is caused by iron-oxide (rust) formations in the clay. Vineyards on this soil benefit from good drainage and nutrient-holding capacity. It is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil. Coonawarra is an Aboriginal word meaning "Honeysuckle". It is about 380 km southeast of Adelaide, close to the border with Victoria.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Methode Cabernet Nouveau 2021 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia

90/100 James Suckling
Bronze - Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion

James Suckling "An assortment of techniques to arrive at an early-release and early-drinking style of cabernet that offers a light, red-toned fruit core with sweet, red perfume and fresh-herb notes. The palate has a fine, lightly fleshy feel with elegant, smooth redcurrant flavors."

Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion " Love the concept."....Cool little squat bottle here, and an early release cabernet (if the 'Nouveau' didn't give it away...)...This is surprisingly savoury, leafy and herbal (like a tincture, with amaro mountain herbs, garden mint and medicinal arnica), with a hint of mouse that emerges and plumes through the finish."

Winemaker "This wine sits perfectly in the 'Chilled Red' category, you might see this referenced as CR on a wine list. Putting a red wine in the fridge is certainly not a new thing, but it has seen a re-emergence in the last couple of years. As per the 2020 vintage, this wine is made to enjoy young — it's a soft, approachable twist on a classic variety....If you do want to chill this wine, simply treat it like you would a Rosé or Light White (eg. Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc). An approachable take on a classic that will make you question the variety and challenge your perceptions.

Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines.

Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. The region's prime Terra Rossa land, which has a reddish-brown topsoil over a thick layer of soft limestone, covers a narrow strip only 12 kilometres long. The reddish colour of the soil is caused by iron-oxide (rust) formations in the clay. Vineyards on this soil benefit from good drainage and nutrient-holding capacity. It is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil. Coonawarra is an Aboriginal word meaning "Honeysuckle". It is about 380 km southeast of Adelaide, close to the border with Victoria.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.